History Literature / KnowledgeofAngels

24th Aug '16 11:30:38 PM Fireblood
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* UsefulNotes/Agnosticism: Even though he is identified as an atheist, Palinor's stated view toward the existence of God seems more like a strong version of agnosticism. He states that it's impossible to know whether God exists, and anyone who claims they do is simply mistaken.

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* UsefulNotes/Agnosticism: {{UsefulNotes/Agnosticism}}: Even though he is identified as an atheist, Palinor's stated view toward the existence of God seems more like a strong version of agnosticism. He states that it's impossible to know whether God exists, and anyone who claims they do is simply mistaken.
24th Aug '16 11:27:34 PM Fireblood
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* DespairEventHorizon: Beneditx's reaches this after he becomes convinced by Palinor that God does not exist.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Beneditx's Beneditx reaches this after he becomes convinced by Palinor that God does not exist.
24th Aug '16 11:26:55 PM Fireblood
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* AsYouKnow: The Inquisitor reminds Severo the Inquisition's authority overreaches that of the local cardinal where heresy is concerned, something Severo retorts he already knows.



* DownerEnding: Palinor is killed, Amara has gone off to live a life of isolation, and an Aclaran fleet is coming to punish the island for Palinor's death.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Beneditx's reaches this after he becomes convinced by Palinor that God does not exist.
* DownerEnding: Palinor is killed, Beneditx has become a broken man, Severo is full of regret over Palinor's death, Amara has gone off to live a life of isolation, and an Aclaran fleet is coming to punish the island for Palinor's death.
1st Aug '16 8:24:02 PM Fireblood
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* {{Agnosticism}}: Even though he is identified as an atheist, Palinor's stated view toward the existence of God seems more like a strong version of agnosticism. He states that it's impossible to know whether God exists, and anyone who claims they do is simply mistaken.

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* {{Agnosticism}}: UsefulNotes/Agnosticism: Even though he is identified as an atheist, Palinor's stated view toward the existence of God seems more like a strong version of agnosticism. He states that it's impossible to know whether God exists, and anyone who claims they do is simply mistaken.
1st Aug '16 8:23:36 PM Fireblood
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* {{Agnosticism}}: Even though he is identified as an atheist, Palinor's stated view toward the existence of God seems more like a strong version of agnosticism. He states that it's impossible to know whether God exists, and anyone who claims they do is simply mistaken.
23rd Jul '16 10:23:35 PM Fireblood
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* ReligionIsRight: Beneditx thinks his arguments (starting with Aquinas' 5 Ways) prove God exists.

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* ReligionIsRight: Beneditx thinks his arguments (starting with (especially Aquinas' 5 Five Ways) prove God exists.
7th Jul '16 6:49:57 PM Twiddler
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!Contains examples of the following tropes:

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!Contains !!Contains examples of the following tropes:
7th Jul '16 6:49:47 PM Twiddler
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Knowledge of Angels is a philosophical story by Jill Paton Walsh set in a fictional country, Grandinsula, based on Mallorca, following an atheist named Palinor and a girl raised by wolves named Amara, and documenting their actions and responses to being thrust into a medieval Christian society.

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Knowledge ''Knowledge of Angels Angels'' is a philosophical story by Jill Paton Walsh set in a fictional country, Grandinsula, based on Mallorca, following an atheist named Palinor and a girl raised by wolves named Amara, and documenting their actions and responses to being thrust into a medieval Christian society.
19th May '16 8:34:51 PM Fireblood
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The other side of the story, with Amara, focuses on how a group of nuns hope to raise her to become 'human', and yet keep her ignorant of God, so as to see whether knowledge of God is innate or learned- a plan orchestrated by Severo, as, if it can be proved that humans are not born with knowledge of God, then Palinor will not be held guilty of rejecting God- rejection can be punished, ignorance cannot be. However, though early tests with Amara would suggest knowledge is learned, she is later couched by the nun caring for her in proclaiming belief in God, so she will be let go rather than kept confined waiting to see if she finds it by herself. Thus it is left unclear as to whether this knowledge really is innate or not.

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The other side of the story, with Amara, focuses on how a group of nuns hope to raise her to become 'human', and yet keep her ignorant of God, so as to see whether knowledge of God is innate or learned- a plan orchestrated by Severo, as, if it can be proved that humans are not born with knowledge of God, then Palinor will not be held guilty of rejecting God- rejection can be punished, ignorance cannot be. However, though early tests with Amara would suggest knowledge is learned, she is later couched by the nun caring for her in proclaiming belief in God, so she will be let go rather than kept confined waiting to see if she finds it by herself. Thus it is left unclear as to whether this knowledge really is innate or not.
not, although Amara shows no signs of it before this.



* CoitusEnsues: About two-thirds of the way through the book, Palinor has a threesome with his (female [[BiTheWay and]] male) servants, which comes up quite unexpectedly while adding nothing to the plot. It also paints him in a somewhat bad light, given the {{questionable consent}} on their part as they're dependent on him for livelihood and used to obeying his orders.

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* CoitusEnsues: About two-thirds of the way through the book, Palinor has a threesome [[ThreeWaySex threesome]] with his (female [[BiTheWay and]] male) servants, which comes up quite unexpectedly while adding nothing to the plot. It also paints him in a somewhat bad light, given the {{questionable consent}} on their part as they're dependent on him for livelihood and used to obeying his orders.



* ReligionIsWrong: He realizes that they don't, which, to him, means that there is no evidence for a God, and so how could one exist?

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* ReligionIsWrong: He realizes becomes convinced that they don't, don't after hearing Palinor's replies, which, to him, means that there is no evidence for a God, and so how could one exist?
8th Feb '16 8:03:06 PM Fireblood
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* MercyKill: Palinor is killed with a material that emits deadly yet painless fumes to spare him from the flames.

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* MercyKill: Palinor is killed with a material that emits deadly yet painless fumes to spare him from the flames.being burned alive.
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